World Barista Championships 2015 live stream kicks off tomorrow

World Barista Championships 2015 live stream kicks off tomorrow

Every year the SCAA brings together thousands of people from around the globe to celebrate all things specialty coffee. This year the exposition is being held in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. There’s over 400 booths on display from some of the best brands in the industry, so if you’re in town be…

Bag a bagel at Russ and Daughters – NYC, USA

Bag a bagel at Russ and Daughters – NYC, USA

Calling something an ‘institution’ can be a bit risky. When it comes to cafes and restaurants, ‘institutions’ have a tendency to be overcrowded, lacklustre and rarely live up to the hype surrounding them. Having said this, Russ and Daughters is an institution (the good kind). Yes it’s crowded and you’ll have to wait a while…

Feeling arty at MOMA – NYC, USA

Feeling arty at MOMA – NYC, USA

The Museum of Modern Art is one place in NYC that never fails to wow me every single time I visit. Unfortunately I missed the ‘Rain Room’ installation (google it), but instead came across a pretty sleek exhibition on Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural works. The furniture on show at MOMA is also rather…

Home is where the Heart Coffee is – Portland Oregon, USA

Home is where the Heart Coffee is – Portland Oregon, USA

What better way to finish off my time in Portland than a visit to this little gem – Heart Coffee Roasters. These guys have locations on both the Eastside and Westside of Portland and supply beans to loads of cafe’s around the USA. I spent the morning sipping a rather tasty Cortado in the Westside…

A beautiful space – Coava Coffee Roasters, Portland Oregon, USA

A beautiful space – Coava Coffee Roasters, Portland Oregon, USA

Beautiful spaces really are something to behold. Coava Coffee is just that. This is what you get when a woodworker and specialty coffee roaster decide to get cosy. As soon as you stroll through the doors from the busy street outside you’re greeted by something quite special. A mass of natural light beams in through…